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Fitzpatrick Name Meaning

Irish: occasionally this may be a genuine Anglo-Norman French patronymic meaning ‘son of Patrick ’ but more often it has been adopted as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Pádraig ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) Patrick’ (see Kilpatrick ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Fitzmaurice, Patrick, Fitzharris, Fitzgerald

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Where is the Fitzpatrick family from?

You can see how Fitzpatrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitzpatrick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitzpatrick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 75 Fitzpatrick families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Fitzpatrick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fitzpatrick families in 1840.
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What did your Fitzpatrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fitzpatrick. 13% of Fitzpatrick men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Fitzpatrick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitzpatrick were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 338,000 census records available for the last name Fitzpatrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitzpatrick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Fitzpatrick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 54,000 military records available for the last name Fitzpatrick. For the veterans among your Fitzpatrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitzpatrick lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fitzpatrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fitzpatrick in 1941 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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